Assyrian Genocide Remembrance Day

Today, August 7th marks the 87th anniversary of the Simele Massacre in 1933 and a day where Assyrians everywhere remember those we lost. This year, the Assyrian Studies Association jointly partnered with fellow Assyrian community organizations & allies to sign a letter calling on the Iraqi authorities to recognize the Simele Massacre of 1933, and take urgent action to protect suspected mass gravesites believed to be related to this horrific crime, and to pursue an impartial survey of the site.

Download the official statement by clicking link below.

Joint NGO Statement on Assyrian Remembra
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The Assyrian Studies Association promotes interest in and scholarly study of Assyrians and Assyria. It provides means for the publication of scholarly research and other materials designed to promote Assyrian studies. It promotes cooperative activities and exchange of information within the field and facilitates contact between scholars and scholarly organizations. 


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